German politicians mull Russia World Cup boycott

News, Political News, Russia

Germany could boycott the 2018 World Cup in Russia. This comes as a response to a Russian police crackdown on mass protests that spread across the host country on Sunday.

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The events led German politicians to explore skipping the world’s biggest football tournament. The Deputy Chairperson of the Union faction — the country’s biggest political alliance — called Russia’s actions, “absolutely unacceptable.”

The Russian government’s mass detentions at the weekend’s anti-corruption protests have outraged the international community.

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